Month: August 2008

Agent Provocateur Maternity – Who Said Pregnant Wasn’t Sexy?

Now at the tail end of my third pregnancy, I admit that I feel the total opposite of sexy. The gigunda belly coupled with the larger than life butt tucked into some pretty scary maternity underpants do not help the situation. But with a little something from Agent Provocateur, like their new Maternity bra and panties set, you might just see that sexy pregnant glow from me yet. A fave among celebrities (because that’s pretty much who can afford it these days), Agent Provocateur is all about the most gorgeous, erotic, sophisticated lingerie designs, and their new maternity pieces are...

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A Bowl With Magical Powers? We Wish.

Considering I have yet to figure out the formula that will make my son eat even one vegetable consistently without tossing it at my head, I’m willing to try anything, like this Gimme Veggie bowl from London trained clay artist May Luk.Perhaps it’s silly to think that a hand-built, kiln-fired, and very cute bowl will have any effect on my son’s eating habits. But even if it doesn’t work, this piece (which just so happens to be dishwasher and microwave safe) is an awesome alternative to kids’ character bowls in our cabinets that I’m loathe to take out. –Kristen*It...

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Keeping the Changing Pad Germ-Free. Yes, It’s Possible.

I will say I think the anti-germ stuff has gotten a leeeeettle out of control for moms. Germs aren’t all bad, you know! But then I think, hm, you know where I might want a germ-resistant fabric? A changing pad cover. And it seems that BonnBonn Baby has beat me to the idea with that and more. The company works with this fancy patented NASA-approved magical fabric woven by mermaids or something that kills up to 650 strains of bacteria and their odors. But even better, it feels like a nice soft dishtowel. Like the kinds used as cloth...

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Eeboo – Going Green Through Flash Cards

I’m always on the lookout for ways to teach my four-year-old about conservation other than asking her to turn off the lights 400 times a day (followed by my long boring speech about saving the earth). Thankfully, Eeboo has created these cool Respect the Earth flashcards that can help support your message. This set of 48 brightly illustrated cards along with a helpful parent guide offer simple lessons for kids 5 and up, like recycling plastic, turning off the water, and my favorite, playing with toys that don’t require batteries. Here here! We all know that learning by example is great,...

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Monkey Bread for Your Little Monkeys

There is no shame in cooking with baking mixes or prepared foods, although I have a pretty stringent list of criteria for them to make it into my shopping cart. I am delighted to discover that the Monkey Bread mixes from Lollipop Tree pass with flying colors. Organic? Why yes, 70% organic. Short list of ingredients? Indeed, and none of them are high fructose corn syrup or weird unpronouncable chemicals. Responsible? Here is where Lollipop Tree really shines: A portion of the proceeds from all Monkey Breads sold is contributed to Heifer Project International which provides livestock to people...

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Getting Your Pre-Baby Figure Back with the Belly Bandit and HipSlimmer. Or So We Hope. (And Pray.)

Exercise, eat right, and that baby weight will come off…eventually.  That’s the common wisdom anyway.  But I’m impatient, so in addition to bike rides and bowls of broccoli, I went looking for a little extra help and found two interesting options: the Belly Bandit and the HipSlimmer. The Belly Bandit (left) is an abdominal compression binder; or in human terms basically a wide, elasticized wrap for your postpartum gut. We first spotted it at one of of the new mom sites we really like, The Cradle. Out of the box, it looked a bit bulky, but it’s virtually invisible...

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Kicking Butt and Taking Names

Maybe it’s because I’m surrounded by way too many pretty princess shirts (thanks, in-laws) or that my daughter has threatened to start liking “Hantana.” But when I see a shirt like the Kickin’ Girl from Appaman, it’s hard for me not to take notice. Especially because even the girl superheroes these days are dressed in those darn short skirts and lace-up boots. Whether you’ve got a daughter who loves tutus, or one who’s working on her green belt, this shirt featuring a fully uniformed karate kid in action is an awesome statement that I’m betting every mom and girl...

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Vegan Lunch Box – Definitely Not Just for Vegans

For those of you who have seen the word vegan in the headline and are about to click away, don’t. Yes, the meals in the newly reissued Vegan Lunch Box recipe book all skip the animal products, but even kids who live on a diet of chicken nuggets will find things to love here.Written by mom Jennifer McCann who in 2005 started recording the daily lunch box meals she packed for her first-grade son on her ambitious, award-winning blog, Vegan Lunch Box, each meal in the book was selected for having earned a five-star rating from her son. We...

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Little Monster Records – Giving the Kids Some Soul

I’ll admit it: I was prejudiced. Before I heard the newly released Soulville and All Together Now from Little Monster Records, I was prejudiced against CDs whose singers included a “children’s chorus,” codeword for “cheese.” Thankfully, I faced my biases head on and was blown away by Soulville‘s first song. Because, while there is a children’s chorus (that does a damn good job I might add), most of these 60’s and 70’s soul music covers are sung by unbelievably talented people from the R&B world like RedRay Frazier and Tabitha Fair. The cover of the Jackson’s Five ABC is...

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…but she’s got the biggest rings of them all

I have been standing by observing the current “big ring” craze and wishing to be someone I’m not. The fact of the matter is that I’m a dreadful klutz, and I have long eschewed wearing even a normal-sized ring with a raised stone because I will invariably either get it tangled in my hair (don’t ask) or end up scratching one of my kids with it. Imagine my delight to slide a bold, beautiful glass ring from Gaia Glass onto my finger. And decide to keep it. Although their online presence is new, glassmaker Angelo Tiozzo and his younger...

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